Before you deploy the SDDC following this VMware Validated Design, you must define the host names and IP addresses for each of the management components deployed. Some of these host names must also be configured in DNS with fully qualified domain names (FQDN) that map the host names to their IP addresses.

In a multi-region deployment with domain and forest structure, you must assign own IP subnets and DNS configuration to each subdomain, sfo01.rainpole.local and lax01.rainpole.local. The only DNS entries that reside in the rainpole.local domain are the records for the virtual machines within the network containers that support disaster recovery failover between regions, such as vRealize Automation and VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™.